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Introduction

  • David MašínEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)

Abstract

In this chapter, constitutive models as mathematical expressions describing mechanical behaviour of soils are introduced. They are classified based on the concept of incremental non-linearity (dependency of tangent stiffness on loading direction), with the aid of response envelope graphical representation. The classification is the best at highlighting the differences between hypoplasticity and the more common elasto-plastic modelling approaches.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ScienceCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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